County Sheriff

— A landlord of a Depot Street, Rogers, property reported at 7:35 a.m. Monday there was a man sleeping on a mattress in the garage. He had just evicted the former tenants and believed this may be one of the former tenant’s sons. Deputies awoke the boy sleeping on the mattress, who said he stayed in the garage Sunday night to watch over the last few personal items they had left there. He said his mother was returning that morning so they could take the rest of their things. The landlord agreed to this as long as they were gone by 3 p.m.

–A vehicle was reported sitting in the roadway on Lodge Road, Salem Township, at 7:22 p.m. Monday. The driver was located doing work on a farm, but came and removed it.

— A state Route 45, Madison Township, man reported at 4:53 p.m. Monday his purple Walther P22 pistol was missing. He was going to look for the serial number.

— A Mattix Road, Center Township, woman reported at 11:13 a.m. Saturday she was cleaning out her daughter’s room and found a cricket cell phone she did not believe belonged to her. She wanted to turn it over to deputies, but they informed her to return it to her daughter, who is an adult. The woman also gave deputies a straw, a glass jar and a flat board with an unknown powder substance on it. Deputies disposed of these items.

— A Spillway Road, Hanover Township, woman reported at 7:18 p.m. Sunday another woman was calling, texting and driving by he home. Deputies spoke to the other woman about the resident wanting no contact with her.

— East Palestine police requested deputies go to a Sprucevale Road, Middleton Township, home at 8:33 p.m. Sunday to tell two people to return their children to East Palestine to the grandmother who has custody of them. While deputies were on the way, the East Palestine dispatcher called back to say the children are back with their grandmother.

— Deputies were asked to check on someone living on Pine Hollow Road, Middleton Township at 8:40 p.m. Sunday. However, when deputies arrived they could find no one at the home, which appeared to be vacant.

— A Westville Lake Road, Knox Township, man reported at 8:44 p.m. Sunday someone has been driving through his cornfield and damaging the crops.

— A Lisa Lane, Center Township, woman reported at 10:30 p.m. Sunday her neighbor was in the yard burning his girlfriend’s belongings. They had been yelling at each other all day. Deputies were unable to locate anyone at the property or any evidence someone had been burning. At 11:23 p.m. Sunday the woman again reported the neighbor was outside. Deputies found the girlfriend, who said her boyfriend threatened to hit her. A warrant was issued for Andrew J. Shafer for domestic violence.

East Palestine

— A woman reported at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday someone broke into a garage on Wood Street and stole some tools.

— Police stopped a vehicle on Adams Road off of Bacon Avenue for weaving across marked lanes at 6:18 p.m. Monday. It was found the backseat passenger hid an open container of alcohol under the seat. The passenger, who is a child, was cited with open container.


–Police received a noise complaint at 540 Pittsburgh St. at 10:10 p.m. Saturday and arrived to find a birthday party underway with a band. Police asked the host to get the band to turn down the volume.

–Police were called to 65 E. Duquense St., at 11 p.m. Saturday about a dog breaking its chain and attacking another canine.

–Shar Hopkins, 23, of Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension and a lane violation following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Highway Patrol

–Trucker Kanan Omarov, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was cited for failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident after he went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole while driving on state Route 165 in Unity Township at 5:37 p.m. July 9. A witness reported Omarov had just picked up a load from Oil Field Services & Technologies, and the highway patrol was able to determine his identity. Omarov was later reached but his truck was in New Jersey. Omarov said he declined to stop because he did not believe his truck sustained any damage.

–Hannah J. Prasco, 21, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Amy Eshelman, 52, of Salem, at the intersection of state Route 45 and Saltwell Road in Center Township T 1 P.M. Monday.

–Richard M. Titus, 66, of East Liverpool, was cited for failure to yield after he pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Stephanie Harrold, 48, of Columbiana, and his vehicle was struck. This occurred at the intersection of Lower Elkton and Metz roads in Fairfield Township at 3:58 p.m. July 10.

–Trucker Kyle L. King, 30, of Orrville, was driving on U.S. Route 30 in Hanover Township at 6:56 a.m. Monday when a dump truck coming from the other direction sideswiped his semi and continued driving on.

–Zachary Jones, 38, of Negley, was cited for failure to stop an assured distance after driving into the rear of a vehicle operated by Rhonda J. Simmons, 63, of East Palestine, who was stopped in traffic on state Route 7 in Fairfield Township at 11:08 p.m. Friday.

–Justin J. Davis, 28, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to control after he went off the left side of the road, striking a utility pole and a sign for Jeff’s Fresh Farm Produce, on state Route 45 in Center Township at 4 a.m. Monday. Davis fled the scene but returned with his father. He told the trooper he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

–A trio of motorcyclists riding together wrecked on state Route 154 in Middleton Township at 8:56 p.m. July 8, sending two to the hospital. Ryan Bertolo, 30, of Koppel, Pa., reportedly struck the motorcycle being driven by Marcus A. Moxley, 23, of Wellsville, and then struck a motorcycle operated by Justus Milbauer, 23, of East Liverpool, before his motorcycle overturned. All three were wearing helmets. Bertolo was taken by ambulance to a Pittsburgh hospital with suspected serious injuries, while Moxley drove himself to a local hospital before troopers arrived. Milbauer was uninjured.


–Police were called to 637 N. Market St. at 6 p.m. Friday after the woman who lives there reported the landlord was attempting to enter her apartment without her permission. Police told her the landlord just wanted to remove the refrigerator, so he stood by while he took the appliance.

–Police were called to a home on East Washington Street at 3:12 p.m. Sunday where they found a drunken man sitting on a couch. His wife said he had also taken an unknown amount of pills, so an ambulance was called to transport him to a local hospital.

–A woman who lives on East Lincoln Way reported Saturday her Bible was stolen from her apartment. She said it did not have any distinguishing marks or ways to identify it other than it is blue color.

–Police received a loud music complaint near the Morning Journal at 12:13 a.m. Saturday and police drove around until they heard loud music coming from a home at 314 S. Lincoln Ave. The owner was told of the complaint and said he would turn down the music.

–Police were called to a domestic dispute at 466 Thomas Road at 4:20 p.m. Thursday between a woman and her sister and sister’s boyfriend. Police spoke with the girls’ father, who said the one daughter had permission to be there when he was not home.

–Police responded to a domestic dispute on North Beaver Street on Sunday, but it was only an argument. The wife said she was upset because she had dislocated her shoulder but her husband was not helping her. Police told them to keep their arguing to a minimum.

–Police were called to Apple Grove apartments at 2:24 a.m. Tuesday and they could hear a female resident screaming for help. Police remained until an ambulance arrived to control of the situation.

–Police responded to a home burglary alarm going off on East Chestnut Street at 6:10 p.m. Saturday. The home appeared secure and there was no one home.

East Liverpool

— Jacob Michael Greathouse was arrested at 11:18 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Market Street on a charge of marijuana possession by officers investigating a rash of shots fired complaints. According to police, dispatch was given a description of a black, loud vehicle being involved and also received complaints from McKinnon Avenue and Cadmus Street. While passing Scotty’s Bar, an officer observed a vehicle resembling the similar description traveling in the area of St. Clair, Lincoln and Smith and initiated a traffic stop. The officer notes in his report that as he approached the vehicle to ask the driver for his information, he “was met by the driver and his passenger both blowing marijuana smoke in the direction of this officer’s face.” After removing both parties from the vehicle and searching for weapons and checking for warrants, Greathouse, who was the passenger, was cited. It notes no citations for the driver.


–Shawn Macgregor was charged with criminal trespassing on July 11. A resident of the Shoub Tower Apartments reported Macgregor, who is on the CMHA Trespassing List was in an apartment. Officers did not find him in the first reported apartment but found him hiding in the closet of a second. He was taken to the Wellsville Police Department.

–Megan Wilson was detained and cited for open container on July 6. While on patrol officers found Wilson swinging a knife at tree branches on the sidewalk, with an open container of alcohol. She had received a warning earlier that evening for having an open container of alcohol in public. She was released to friends.

–A Wellsville resident came to the police station on July 11, to report his stereo valued at $1,500 and a cordless drill including light and charger missing.